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West Kordofan boys ‘beaten in police custody’

March 16 - 2018 GHEBEISH
A soccer match in Sudan (File photo)
A soccer match in Sudan (File photo)

Six boys were allegedly beaten while in police custody in Ghebeish in West Kordofan on Wednesday. They were arrested during a confrontation between police and the public at a soccer match.

The father of one of the boys told Radio Dabanga that the boys were part of the crowd who were watching the match on Wednesday afternoon. The exact nature and motive behind the confrontation between police and the spectators is not clear, however, the boys were held on charges of rioting.

The father said that the boys spent the night in jail and were not allowed access to their families. “The police beat them with electric wires, which caused them all various injuries,” the father said.

All six boys were released on bail yesterday.

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